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Pakistan, India series still on: PTF

Pakistan, India series still on: PTF

The Pakistan-India annual tennis series is on as the federation president Syed Dilawar Abbas is scheduled to meet Indian officials later this month to finalise the details on the annual event. Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) president Senator Syed Dilawar Abbas said that he had special relations with…

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January 2, 2009

 
Evening courts to begin from February: Farooq Naek

Evening courts to begin from February: Farooq Naek

ISLAMABAD: All four pronvinces have agreed on the implementation of evening courts said Federal Law Minister Farooq H. Naek while briefing the press here on Friday Talking to the press after after attending the Law Ministry's conference Federal Minsiter for Law Farooq H. Naek said that the evening courts will start operating from February. He…

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January 2, 2009

 
Musharraf's regime responsible for all national issues: PML-N

Musharraf's regime responsible for all national issues: PML-N

FAISALABAD: Loadshedding including other important national issues should be raised in the National Assembly said PML-N chief Mian Muhammad Nawaz at a press conference here on Friday. Furhering into the the press conference he said, “Eight years of military dictatorship of Pervez Musharraf was responsible for the current national issues, which need to be taken…

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January 2, 2009

 
PCB to receive final SL itinerary over weekend

PCB to receive final SL itinerary over weekend

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) expects to receive a final itinerary from Sri Lanka on a proposed tour to Pakistan by the end of this week. “I have spoken to Duleep Mendis (Sri Lanka Cricket chief executive) today and by Sunday we will be getting a final tour program from them,” PCB's chief operating…

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January 2, 2009

 
Three police officers die defusing missile in North Waziristan

Three police officers die defusing missile in North Waziristan

MIRAN SHAH: Pakistani police say three officers have been killed and 12 others injured when a missile they were trying to defuse exploded. Mumtaz Khan said Friday the officers were dispatched to the town of Bannu after residents alerted police about the presence of a missile near the Tochi river. He said officers were investigating…

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January 2, 2009

 
U.N. seeks $34 MN to aid Gazans

U.N. seeks $34 MN to aid Gazans

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations agency tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees has appealed for $34 million to address the humanitarian needs of the population of Gaza amid an ongoing Israeli military operation that began on December 27, 2008. The funds will enable the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East…

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January 1, 2009

 
Police charge Matt Dillon for speeding

Police charge Matt Dillon for speeding

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood actor Matt Dillon was arrested and charged with driving at an excessive speed after police clocked him traveling at 106 miles per hour on a Vermont interstate highway. The “Crash” star if convicted, faces a maximum penalty of three months in jail and a 300 dollar (USD) fine. Pepsi and English soccer…

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January 1, 2009

 
International Sports Press Association's votes Bolt, Isinbayeva best 2008 athletes

International Sports Press Association's votes Bolt, Isinbayeva best 2008 athletes

GENEVA: The world's fastest man Usain Bolt and Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva have been voted the International Sports Press Association's 2008 Athletes of the Year in an online poll which attracted the votes of 571 journalists from 96 countries and regions. Both athletes shone in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, with Bolt smashing the…

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January 1, 2009

 
Bailout fund spurs KSE for first time since 'floor' removal

Bailout fund spurs KSE for first time since 'floor' removal

KARACHI: Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) on Friday spurred by the launching of bailout fund turned positive for the first time since removal of the “floor”. Although the market opened negative on the last day of the business week, the benchmark KSE-100 index was seen ascending in the positive zone for the first time, which with…

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January 1, 2009

 
Quake rocks Landhi, Korangi, Balochistan

Quake rocks Landhi, Korangi, Balochistan

KARACHI: An earthquake jolted parts of Karachi on Thursday, which created panic among the people. Tremors were felt in Landhi and Korangi areas of Karachi, which forced the people to come out of their houses. Meanwhile, jolts were also felt in different areas of Balochistan.

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January 1, 2009

 
Assam blasts kill at least five, injure 40

Assam blasts kill at least five, injure 40

NEW DELHI: At least five people were killed and 40 wounded in three blasts which occured in India's Assam State on Thursday, an Indian TV channel reported. It was reported that the blasts occurred at a time when Indian Home Minister, P. Chidambaram was about to visit the area. The first blast occurred in Berobari,…

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January 1, 2009

 
Zardari to chair meeting on energy today

Zardari to chair meeting on energy today

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari will chair a meeting on the energy situation, to be held here at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Friday. The meeting will be attended by Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervez Ashraf, Advisor to PM on Petroleum Dr. Asim Hussain, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance Shaukat Tareen, Secretary Water and…

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January 1, 2009

 
Militants kill 20 Afghan policemen

Militants kill 20 Afghan policemen

KANDAHAR: Taliban militants ambushed a group of Afghan police while they were eating lunch in a remote and dangerous part of southern Afghanistan, killing 20 officers and one of the policeman's mother, an Afghan official said on Thursday. A Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousef Ahmadi, said two Taliban were killed and four wounded during the ambush….

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January 1, 2009

 
Hamas leader Nizar Rayan dies in Israeli attack

Hamas leader Nizar Rayan dies in Israeli attack

BEIT LAHIYA: Israel on Thursday (January 1) killed a senior Hamas political leader in an air strike in the Gaza Strip, the first such attack in its six-day-old offensive. The air strike killed Nizar Rayan along with four other people, including members of his family, Hamas said. Rayyan was an outspoken advocate of renewing suicide…

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January 1, 2009

 
Zardari wants to expedite implementation of BISP

Zardari wants to expedite implementation of BISP

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has advised the government to step up the implementation of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) to provide safety net to the poorest of the poor in the country. He said this during a briefing on the programme in the Presidency on Thursday. The President said that the poor people must…

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January 1, 2009

 
Pakistan provides India list of 400 Indian prisoners

Pakistan provides India list of 400 Indian prisoners

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has decided to provide India a list of 400 Indian prisoners for their release. The step was taken in reciprocation of India releasing 66 Pakistani prisoners as an act of goodwill.

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January 1, 2009

 
Zardari convenes meeting to discuss petrol, CNG problem

Zardari convenes meeting to discuss petrol, CNG problem

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday took notice of the shortage of petrol and CNG at gas stations, and convened a meeting for Friday (tomorrow) to discuss the problem. “The President directed immediate convening of a meeting of relevant ministers and officials for a briefing on the steps being taken to alleviate hardships of…

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January 1, 2009

 
Pakistan, India exchange nuclear list

Pakistan, India exchange nuclear list

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India on Thursday exchanged lists of their respective nuclear installations and facilities, in accordance with Article-II of the “Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Installations and Facilities” of December 31, 1988. Ministry of Foreign Affairs handed over the list of Pakistan's nuclear installation and facilities to an officer of the Indian…

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January 1, 2009

 
FBI team visits Fareedkot assisting India in locating one of the Mumbai attackers

FBI team visits Fareedkot assisting India in locating one of the Mumbai attackers

ISLAMABAD: A five-member team of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has visited Fareedkot, the alleged ancestral town of the lone surviving gunman blamed for the Mumbai terror attacks, media reports said. William Robert, FBI's director for South Asia, headed the team, the reports added. An FBI spokesman, Richard Kolko, when contacted to comment…

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January 1, 2009

 
Suspected U.S. drone attack kills at leat three in South Waziristan

Suspected U.S. drone attack kills at leat three in South Waziristan

PESHAWAR: A suspected U.S. drone fired missiles on Thursday into Pakistan's South Waziristan region on the Afghan border, two Pakistani intelligence agents said. A security official told AFP that an unmanned CIA aircraft had fired three missiles in the Karikot area of South Waziristan. One of the missiles hit a vehicle, killing all three people…

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January 1, 2009

 
Bush contacts Zardari, Manmohan Singh, urges to avoid tensions

Bush contacts Zardari, Manmohan Singh, urges to avoid tensions

WASHINGTON: U.S. President George W. Bush spoke with Indian and Pakistani leaders Wednesday and agreed on the need to avoid any moves that could heighten tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors. Speaking separately with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, Bush “urged both…to cooperate with each other in the Mumbai attack…

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January 1, 2009

 
 
 
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